Giving back by Steve Chatterton Basingstoke Hampshire photographer

February 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Well during this different times as a Basingstoke wedding photographer
we find ourselves, it is always nice to get a email asking for ones time to help out.

I received this email the beginning of the year asking about judging some school photos from Andover Hampshire.

With social distance being the case we decided I would judge on line.

This is something I have done for a few years now and am proud to view the younger generations on how they see the world.

It took me back to when I first started out with a film camera in those days rather than digital.

The tools we use are not the excuse only that I could not take that many photos compared to now with expense of film. I would say it is more to do with ones eye on the world how you perceive it and looking at the images not that much has changed or has it?

The students images were of a high standard and would stand on there own in our own camera club. 

I was privileged to look through these images I felt the standard was higher than previous years with consistency. 

I think some of this has to do with time students having had  time from school  being different.

The thought processes seemed in tune with their surroundings out doors with composition  being one of the factors and lighting considered.

This to me showed a factor of care in what they were doing and their environment so well done to them all.

All the students had carefully chosen three images in a set for me to look at.

They did so well with how they themed them together creating stories for us.


Lets hope this continues forward and best of luck to all of the winners going through to compete against other schools.